Origins Available: English, French
England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Barnié family lived in Norfolk and Kent, where they settled after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The Barnié family originally came from Bernay in Calvados, Normandy, and it is to that location that their name refers.
Early Origins of the Barnié family
Norfolk and Kent, where they were settled after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Barnié family
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Barnié Spelling Variations
spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Barney, Berney, Barny, Berny, Barnie, Bernie, Bernaye, Bairney, Bearnie, Bearny, Bernais, Berneys, Berneyes, Bearnay and many more.
Early Notables of the Barnié family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barnié family to Ireland
Some of the Barnié family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Barnié family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Barnié or a variant listed above:
Barnié Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Barnié Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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